Sleep Softly: Classical Lullabies by Brahms, Schubert, Satie, Debussy ...
David Pastor & Élodie Nouhen
Secret Mountain, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
eaturing a CD with 16 selections of classic, beloved melodies (performed by L'Ensemble Agora) plus an informative text that explains the context of each selection, this book will not only provide 34 minutes of listening pleasure but also open the door to classical music for young children.
he selections range from
Gymnopedie No. 1
by Eric Satie and Georges Bizet's
(The Doll) to Franz Shubert's
(Good Night) and Edvard Grieg's
he accompanying text for each selection offers a little information about the composer, the history of the creation of the piece and, where appropriate, a translation of the choral part.
he best way of utilizing this book is to begin by just listening to the music and then turning to the text if and when the child is interested in knowing more about the piece.
om and Dad will find this as soothing a CD as any child will. In fact this may be more of a hit with older children and adults than those younger.
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